Elder Law Immersion Camp for Non-Attorneys – Dec. 2022
Virtual 2-Day Immersion Camp
December 1 & 2, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET
Virtual Seats Available via Zoom
Pre-Camp Call: November 21, 1:00-1:30 p.m. ET
Do you work at an elder law firm but want more substantive legal knowledge about the Medicaid cases you work on? Are you an attorney that manages staff and you don’t have time to teach them Medicaid rules and strategy?
If you answered “Yes, holy cow how do they know me so well?” to either question then this course is here to help.
This course is for non-attorney staff members at elder law firms. It is an introduction into the area of Medicaid planning. We will cover the basic rules and strategy of Medicaid planning, trusts used in this planning area, and how to use the ElderDocx document assembly system to support your clients.
This course will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on drafting experience and familiarity with the tools provided by your ElderCounsel membership.
Who Should Attend: Non-attorney staff of ElderCounsel member firms.
This event requires a great deal of participation from attendees. We highly recommend attending in-person if at all possible. If you opt to attend via live webcast, we ask that you prepare accordingly by following the guidelines below:
- Be prepared to share your webcam. This will allow attendees and presenters to see you and more easily interact with you during the event.
- Be sure your Internet speed will support streaming the workshop.
- You must have an Internet connection with a minimum speed of 10 Mbps. We strongly recommend a wired connection. You may learn your speed at www.speedtest.net.
- A quiet place without interruptions
- A working microphone
- Google Chrome as your recommended browser
- Close other applications and bandwidth heavy items such as cloud applications that require continuous syncing
- Headphones are recommended for listening.
- If at all possible, make plans to participate from a location outside of your office. This event requires participation from attendees and if you are interrupted by work demands you (and other attendees) will not get the full benefit from the event and it will be disruptive for everyone.
- Come ready to participate, learn, and have fun!
Cancellation Policy: Any enrollee in an ElderCounsel course (excluding online courses in the Learning Center) that cancels:
- More than 10 business days in advance of the start of the course will be eligible for a full refund;
- Within 3-10 business days of the start of a course, will be charged a $250 cancellation fee; and
- Less than 3 business days prior to the start of the course, will not receive a refund.
JIM WOLVERTON, J.D.
Director of Education, ElderCounsel
Prior to the Camp
- Pre-camp call November 21, 2022, 1:00-1:30 p.m. ET to discuss how the Camp will be conducted.
Day 1: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Welcome and Opening Exercise
Medicaid: Countable Assets, Penalties, and Exempt Transfers
This session will explore what is meant by countable and non‐countable assets for purposes of Medicaid eligibility, the rules as they relate to gifting, what exempt transfers are allowed, and how to calculate the Community Spouse Resource Allowance (CSRA) and Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance (MMMNA) for married couples.
Crisis Planning Strategies
During this session attendees will learn “must‐know” crisis planning strategies allowed under current federal law, a process to evaluate a crisis planning case, and how to determine what is applicable in their own state.
Lunch – On Your Own
Crisis Planning Strategies Continued
Crisis Planning Case Study and Drafting
Here, we will delve into a sample client scenario for a crisis planning case. We will talk about how to spot issues within their case and how to best plan for their situation. We will walk through how to draft a Medicaid Asset Protection Letter (MAPL) for the client and review the final MAPL together.
Day 2: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Hands-on MAPL Drafting Session
During this session you will use the crisis planning case study and create a MAPL. We will be “on hand” to help with any questions and make sure your final letter is complete and you fully understand the process of completing the various answers and selections in ElderDocx.
Proactive Planning: Adding the Medicaid Asset Protection Trust to Your Practice
This session will start with an overview of trust basics and continue with a look at the federal rules authorizing the use of an irrevocable Medicaid Asset Protection trust, the tax implications of this type of trust, and the circumstances under which this type of trust may be used. We will continue to explore the Medicaid Asset Protection trust and how to draft the document to accomplish all of your client’s asset protection goals, distributions plans and end of life consequences.
Lunch – On Your Own
Proactive Planning Case Study and Drafting
This session will focus on a case study for a proactive planning case. We will discuss how to spot issues in the case, how best to plan for their specific set of facts, and we will draft a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT). Finally, we will talk about how to fund the trust. During this session you will use the proactive planning case study and put a MAPT together using a design sheet from case facts. We will be “on hand” to help with any questions and make sure your trust is complete and you fully understand the process of completing the various answers and selections in ElderDocx.
Hands-on Proactive Planning Drafting Session
During this session you will use the proactive planning case study and put a MAPT together using a design sheet from case facts. We will be “on hand” to help with any questions and make sure your trust is complete and you fully understand the process of completing the various answers and selections in ElderDocx.
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